**AEDU N633D**

**Developing Mathematics Curricula For Your
Classroom **** (K-8)**

**Summer I, 2002: June 4 - June 21,
2002**

Instructor: Bridget Coleman, M.Ed. (Mathematics Specialist, CSRA Hub)

Office: Office 206 / Ruth Patrick Science
Education Center / USC Aiken

Email: BridgetC@usca.edu

Telephone: Office: 803-641-2834 (Office Hours
Vary) Home: 803-641-4763

Class Meetings: Tuesdays - Fridays, 12:00 - 3:30
p.m.

Location: Ruth Patrick Science Education
Center

**I. Descriptive Information: (3 graduate
hours)**

This course is designed to provide opportunities for professional
educators of grades K-8 to develop mathematics curricula.
Participants will develop and design a balanced mathematics
curriculum correlated with the South Carolina Mathematics Curriculum
Standards 2000, the PACT, and NCTM Principles and Standards for
School Mathematics. The course will prepare elementary and
middle school teachers for teaching the S.C. Mathematics Curriculum
Standards to all students in grades K-8 with the depth and
understanding required for success in mathematics. Alignment of
classroom instruction and assessment with state and national
curricula will be a major thread of the course.

**II. Course Goals and Objectives:**

A. General Goals: The goals of the course are to guide
educators in Ö

1. Developing the mathematics curriculum standards through
alignment with textbooks

and other instructional materials.

2. Designing mathematics learning modules/curriculum guide by
developing focus

questions, culminating assessments, teaching
and learning activities and on-going

instruction, and best practices in
mathematics instruction.

3. Facilitating mathematics learning in which students are
actively engaged in critical

thinking, questioning, hypothesizing,
planning, analyzing, synthesizing, and working

cooperatively as well as independently.

4. Using manipulatives, hands-on activities and technology to
teach mathematics

concepts.

B. Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will be
able toÖ

1. Demonstrate knowledge of each strand of the SC Curriculum
Standards.

2. Develop and teach a unit addressing the S.C. Mathematics
Curriculum Standards.

3. Identify appropriate activities for teaching math concepts
for a given grade level.

4. Describe and demonstrate how hands-on mathematics teaching
facilitates the learning

of children with varied learning styles.

5. Use manipulatives to discover, demonstrate, or verify
mathematical phenomena.

**III.Course Readings:**

Texts:

Hatfield, M.M., Edwards, N.T., Bitter, G. G., and Morrow, J. (2001).
*Mathematics Methods for Elementary and*

*Middle School Teachers*, Fourth Edition update. New York:
Wiley Publishing Company.

Supplemental Reading:

**South Carolina Mathematics Curriculum Standards*,
[On-Line] South Carolina Department of Education, 1998 and
2000.

*Selected related articles will be provided and assigned.

*Childrenís literature books will be utilized.

*National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. *Principles and
Standards for School Mathematics.* Reston, BA: NCTM
(2000).

**IV. Instructional Strategies:**

A variety of instructional strategies will be implored including
hands-on activities, lecture, discussion, cooperative learning,
projects, questioning, readings, peer teaching, self-critique, and
reflection.

**V. Course Requirements:**

**A. Administrative Requirements:**

1. Attendance Policy: Class attendance is mandatory and
punctuality is expected.

2. Late Assignments: Late assignments will be penalized
10% per day.

3. The following statement should appear on all graded
assignments: ìOn my honor as a University of South Carolina
Aiken student, I have neither

given nor received an unauthorized aid on
this assignment / examination. To the best of my knowledge I am
not in violation of academic

honesty.î
______________

(signature)

4. If you have a physical, psychological, and/or learning
disability which might affect your performance in this class, please
contact the Office of

Disability Services, 126A B&E, (803)
641-3609, as soon as possible. The Disability Services Office
will determine appropriate accommodations

based on medical documentation.

**B. Required Activities:**

The following assignments and activities will be used in evaluating
the level of achievement in this course. Criterion sheets for
each assignment will also be provided. The instructor reserves
the right to change and/or delete assignments. Assignments
should be typed unless otherwise specified. Credit will be
awarded according to the degree to which the participants fulfill the
following requirements.

- Discussion/Participation (20%)
- Standards Correlations (20%)
- Scope and Sequence for 2002-2003 (15%)
- Unit Plans (30%)
- Portfolio (15%)

**VI. Grading Scale:**

Grading Scale:

100% - 93% = A 92% - 90% = B+ 89% - 85% = B 84% - 82% = C+

81% - 78% = C 77% - 74% = D+ 73% - 70% = D Below 70% = F